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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 924–929

All-optical logic based on silicon micro-ring resonators

Qianfan Xu and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 924-929 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000924


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Abstract

We demonstrate all-optical logic in a micron-size silicon ring resonator based on the free-carrier dispersion effect in silicon. We show AND and NAND operation at 310 Mbit/s with ∼10-dB extinction ratio. The free-carrier-lifetime-limited bit-rate can be significantly improved by active carrier extraction.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4660) Optics in computing : Optical logic
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Citation
Qianfan Xu and Michal Lipson, "All-optical logic based on silicon micro-ring resonators," Opt. Express 15, 924-929 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-3-924


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